This is truly an American moment...

WINDS OF CHANGE - 11-04-2008



When Sam Cooke was born...

He was born by a river

A river whose current

was propelled by the winds...

Winds of change...


- Strange how seasons

via no reason

make pretty leaves of high altitude

fall to the earth...

- Funny how

life's stages

rage in growth

and in decline

after birth...

- Crazy how we realize

that if one keeps living

they will be elevated by the better

and reduced by the worse...

- Eerie how

a prospering human body

potentially leads

a promising life

with a guarantee

that it will eventually see...the dirt...



No matter how traditional...

Regardless of how hardheaded...

Rigid

Stern

Common

Proverbial

Cliché...

All things MUST and WILL change...

No rationale needed

Signals are obeyed

as growth warnings are heeded...



When a warrior is born...

automatically

is he sworn

into the kingdom (his battle theater)

With God given

ability to move heavy masses

flipping 180's to 360's and vice versa

sending students to teach

and teachers to classes...



Mountains are chopped in

half with his hands edges

Wedges are driven between

various forces of evil...

When he speaks

your spine feels a sensation...

When he moves

there is no sign

of trepidation...

Warring with heavenly weaponry

hurling battle cries while rocking many nations...

Getting down and dirty

when duty calls in the trenches

but immaculate are appearances during celebratory occasions...



Change for the better

alleviates all excuses...

Change for the better

tends to replace

engines with cabooses...that should have been engines in the first place...

Change for the better

means that buses had to be boycotted

Change for the better

sees 400 years of steps

‘cross the Edmond Pettus Bridge, as feet trotted...



Change leads to new vision

but should not erase the character earned via

9-11, Vietnam, Katrina, Pearl Harbor, and so many others...

Change should help heal division

but should not discount nor reduce

strides made to unite black, white, red, yellow, brown as sisters and brothers...



Change truly does exist in AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
Betsy Ross tossed and guided the threads of Old Glory

Rosa, Martin, and Barack, to name a few...

helped change the game as God commanded and still oversees our story...

.and the story by no means is over...as the work has just begun...



This is truly an American moment...11-04-2008

...and I am truly proud to be an American...

God bless the world...and God bless The United States of America...



©2008 Marc Lacy

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